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Ellen DeGeneres Show renewed

Ellen DeGeneres Show UPDATED: The daytime talker has been picked up on all ten NBC owned and operated stations and 179 additional stations. The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been renewed through the 2016-17 season in 96 percent of the country. The renewal includes all ten NBC owned and operated stations and 179 additional stations. Nationally, Ellen is tied with Dr. Phil for the No. 1 syndicated talk show this season among the key women 25-54 demographic. And Ellen is No. 1 in the time period with that demo in seven of NBC’s key markets including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The show is up 13 percent year-over-year among women 25-54 and is pulling in 3.2 million viewers on average, its most-watched season since 2005-06. It’s been a rocky year for daytime. Freshman talkers hosted by Ricki Lake and Jeff Probst have been canceled. Anderson Cooper’s revamped Anderson Live will not make it past its second season. And there is a major overhaul in store for The View next season wi

We Didn't Handle That Well: Matt Lauer on Ann Curry's show

Ann Curry and Matt Lauer appear on NBC News' "Today" show Matt Lauer and the gang at NBC's TODAY have seen better times. Lauer, 55, gets frank with the Daily Beast about his morning show's flagging ratings -- and the much-discussed (many say botched) departure last June of co-anchor Ann Curry. "It was a hard time for everybody," says Lauer of the negative attention on the show. "We were getting kicked around a lot. Some of it was self-inflicted and perhaps deserved." Curry, 56, was quickly jettisoned from the show and replaced by Savannah Guthrie , and made a memorably tearful goodbye -- in which she noticeably declined a hug from Lauer. In the aftermath of her exit, the show's ratings continued to declne. "I don't think the show and the network handled the transition well. You don't have to be Einstein to know that," Lauer admits. "It clearly did not help us. We were seen as a family, and we didn&#